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The Police and Crime Commissioner's team is made up of the Police and Crime Commissioner, the Deputy PCC and staff in the following departments.

Andy Champness

Chief Executive and Monitoring Office

It is Andy’s responsibility to lead the Police and Crime Commissioner’s office and it’s function. He ensures that the Commissioners work is delivered as effectively and efficiently as possible, and is compliant with all the necessary laws and regulations.  His post is a statutory requirement…

Gareth Boulton

Assistant Chief Executive

Gareth deputises for and supports the Chief Executive in ensuring key PCC functions are delivered effectively, efficiently, and in line with statutory requirements.

Chris O’Hara

Strategic Estates Manager

Chris oversees West Mercia’s property assets on behalf of the West Mercia Police Crime Commissioner

Maria Willmott

Personal Assistant to the PCC

The personal assistants manage the Police and Crime Commissioner and Deputy PCC's public engagements as well correspondence with the public and partners.

Rachel Thorold

Personal Assistant to the Chief Executive, Assistant Chief Executive & Strategic Estate Manager

The personal assistants manage the Police and Crime Commissioner and Deputy PCC's public engagements as well correspondence with the public and partners.

Sue Farrell

Staff Officer

The staff officer is the liaison between West Mercia Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office. This role is a job share.

Liz Wydra

Staff Officer

The staff officer is the liaison between West Mercia Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office. This role is a job share.

Claire Richardson

Commissioning Manager

The commissioning team manages the budget along with finance and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners. They ensure that services are joined up, efficient and effective.

Becca Youings

Commissioning Officer

The commissioning team manages the budget along with finance and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners. They ensure that services are joined up, efficient and effective.

Deb Rood

Commissioning Assistant

The commissioning team manages the budget along with finance and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners. They ensure that services are joined up, efficient and effective.

Jackie Irvin

Senior Policy Manager

The policy team monitor performance within the force and ensure the police complaints procedure is adhered to.

Chris Jensen

Criminal Justice Policy Manager

The policy team monitor performance within the force and ensure the police complaints procedure is adhered to.

Jen Humphries

ICV Coordinator

As ICV coordinator Jen’s main responsibility is to run the PCC’s Independent Custody Visitor’s (ICV) Scheme set up to provide independent scrutiny of the treatment of detainees in custody.  Jen also provides administrative support to the PCC’s complaints function.

Natasha Noorbakhsh

Policy Officer

The policy team monitor performance within the force and ensure the police complaints procedure is adhered to.

Charity Pearce

Policy Assistant

The policy team monitor performance within the force and ensure the police complaints procedure is adhered to.

Lizi Platts

Senior Communications and Engagement Officer

The Communications and Engagement team manage the Police and Crime Commissioner’s relationship with communities through online engagement, social media and relationships with the local media. They also coordinate Community Ambassadors, who represent the Commissioner across the West Mercia force area.

Elizabeth Hall

Treasurer

The finance team manages the budget along with commissioning and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners. They ensure that services are joined up, efficient and effective.

Paul Benfield

Finance Manager

The finance team manages the budget along with commissioning and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners. They ensure that services are joined up, efficient and effective.

Beth Witts

Finance Officer

The finance team manages the budget along with commissioning and organise and oversee grants for a range of partners. They ensure that services are joined up, efficient and effective.